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Panasonic TX-L42ET5B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Panasonic TX-L42ET5B. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the durability and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the size and sound.

image quality, usability, price, design, durability

sound, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-L42ET5B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic TX-L42ET5B from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People really like the color and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. The size and durability get mixed views, and there are some less positive views about the sound.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic TX-L42ET5B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D LED TV with Freeview HD - Dark Grey (New for 2012)

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: melvyn (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Ease of use

price ,Sound quality

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Geoff (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


3D image good, sharp image

HDMI sockets situated so that you need to put a tight bend in the cable so that they cannot be seen from the front

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Olivier (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Picture quality

None so far

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Richard (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Excellent 2D HD picture quality, Good 3D viewing. Loads of connections options. Wifi built in. Excellent gaming tv, low lag

Slightly brighter at the corners, due to edge lit technology, not a major problem though. Would prefer a black color design for the bezel

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Lesley (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Easy to set up and use. Looks good and has excellent picture quality

Bit of a faff using the remote on the Internet and sound quality was better on my old Samsung TV

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Tom (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Very easy to set up and although the image initially needs to be fine tuned to make it look better, once done it looks excellent. For comparison, I viewed a friend's LG of similar spec & the image on that was far worse for standard def (although I kept...

Any typing using the remote is cumbersome. Sound quality is poor, but that's what sound systems are for, huh! As the TV is edge lit, there are slight 'light bleeding' issues from the corners of the screen, but this is only noticeable on pitch black...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Gav (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Superb image quality. Infact cannot emphasise enough the high quality of 300hz picture quality, its brilliant. Standard or High Def, thid TV produces amazing pictures ; The in-built WiFi is very good and stable, Iplayer and Netflix are the apps I have...

Only gripe may be with the sound quality - not as good as the Samsung LED tv I have. Slightly tinny, although once you increase thr bass and lower the treble it sounde a lot better. I will eventually replace sound with a soundbar ; For all the other...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Aneston (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Advanced tech...Internet tv


Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: june (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Very good value product good quality


Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Ahad (

Panasonic TX-L42ET5B


Great quality and great sound. Easy to set up


Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Secure Digital Card: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:300
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9